Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
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Green Shield Stamps

Sorting through the detritus of the ages with which this house is full, Ailz found a couple of books of Green Shield Stamps. For those who don't remember them they were "a sales promotion or trading loyalty scheme" which started up in the 1950s. You bought goods from certain stores and they gave you stamps with your receipt. You stuck them in books and eventually traded them in for consumer durables like- I don't know- electric egg whisks. The Company that ran the scheme went out of business in 1991.

I checked on e-Bay to see if they had any value as collectables and they don't. Plenty of hopefuls are offering them for sale them but nobody is buying. And why would they?
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